Loveland Ski Area gets mid-July dusting of snow

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Dusting of snow at Loveland Ski Area. July 18, 2013. Photo: Dustin Schaefer

Dusting of snow at Loveland Ski Area. July 18, 2013. Photo: Dustin Schaefer

Dusting of snow at Loveland Ski Area. July 18, 2013. Photo: Dustin Schaefer

Dusting of snow at Loveland Ski Area. July 18, 2013. Photo: Dustin Schaefer

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Loveland Ski Area reported it received a “dusting of snow” Thursday afternoon.

While strong storms developed over the mountains and moved toward the front range with heavy rain, Dustin Schaefer of Loveland was watching for snow.

“Loveland is just 70 days out from snowmaking operations!” he wrote in an email with a picture of the snow he sent to FOX31 Denver.

The base of Loveland sits at 10,800 feet above sea level, right at the entrance to the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70. The ski area’s highest point is 13,010 feet.

Operators of Loveland will look to open some time in early to mid-October.